Employees who work in good environments claim they’re more willing to develop their skills

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  • Employees who gave a favourable rating to their company’s culture in a recent Degreed poll were 53 percent more willing to learn in order to improve their existing jobs than those who gave a negative rating.

 

  • According to Degreed, a survey of 2,400 workers in 15 countries found that positive-culture employees were 50 percent more likely than negative-culture employees to upskill in order to prepare for their next potential role, while 68 percent of negative-culture employees were “disproportionately motivated” to learn only to meet employer requirements.

 

  • Positive culture respondents cited a high degree of opportunity; 81 percent said they had access to “easy-to-use” career planning tools, and 73 percent said it was simple to locate new positions inside the company. According to Degreed, these individuals were also 189 percent more likely to work with a mentor or coach.

 

Employee training and development are no longer limited to teaching them the skills they need to execute everyday activities. That has been clear in the last year as huge corporations have increased their investment on educational perks. Target and Walmart have both previously made similar announcements, with the former promising “debt-free support” to American workers and the latter converting its one-dollar-a-day education perk into a free programme.

This method might be advantageous, especially at a time when individuals are eager to switch professions and occupations. According to a July poll conducted by the Manufacturing Institute’s Center for Manufacturing Research, more than half of industry employees under the age of 25 stated they stayed with their company for training and development.

Culture has an impact on not just the performance of L&D programmes, but also on how effective such programmes are at improving important business indicators. For example, a research released earlier this month by consulting company Vaya Group indicated that when companies pick employees to engage in leadership training, male workers had significant benefits over other workers. Managers chose 35 percent more men than women for leadership training programmes, according to Vaya Group.

Leaders may also set the tone for how a business trains its employees. Sources previously proposed strategies such as having managers discuss career failures and missteps to highlight the benefits of ongoing learning investment. Others have stated that sharing these experiences could motivate employees to try new things and contribute in their own growth.

See how HealthBoxHR can help your business manage and improve your employee professional skills – with tools like One to Ones & Training you can build, track and manage a full training schedule – without any hassle! . 

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